The Otheroom

Tuesday 3.7. at 19.00 Viitasaari Areena

Tickets 30 / 15 €

The audience will be standing and walking around the space. Please note that there are no seats for the audience.


Although best known for his richly detailed scores, Rolf Wallin has time and again ventured into the realm between notation and improvisation. The approach has been different for each piece, tailor-made to the artistic concept and to the individual qualities and skills of the musicians involved. In The Otheroom, conceived to be performed in a large hall, the musicians of the double bell brass quartet sit on rolling pedestals which are incorporated into the choreography by Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki from Fieldworks. Small screens are mounted on the pedestals to receive real-time communications from Wallin sent through a central computer, which also governs the live electronics.


Rolf Wallin, Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki: The Otheroom

Composer & concept: Rolf Wallin
Choreography, scenography & concept: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Musicians and co-composed by: Marco Blaauw (double bell trumpet), Christine Chapman (double bell French horn), Bruce Collings (double bell trombone), Melvyn Poore (double bell euphonium)
Performers: Heine Avdal, Michiel Reynaert, Krisjanis Sants, Ieva Gaurilcikaite
Assisted by: Kayoko Minami, Ingrid Haakstad
Technical director: Hans Meijer

Technique: Johann Loiseau, Tom Bruwier

Programming: Fabrice Moinet
Sound technique: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau

Live electronics programming: Peiman Khosravi

Producers: fieldworks (Brussels, Belgium), HEINE AVDAL (Oslo, Norway), Ultima Festival (Oslo, Norway)
Co-producer: STUK (Leuven, Belgium)
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany)